VLE 101: Getting Started
Presenters: Andrew Bieronski (WRDSB) & Carrie Huffman (Ministry of Education)
Brand new to the VLE and using it to teach summer school? Or haven’t been in for a few years? This is the session for you! We’ll cover the very basics of getting started: logging in, accessing your class, basic navigation, setup and use. The second half of this session will introduce you to a brand new one-stop-shop course all Ontario educators have access to that will guide you through everything you need to know to successfully run a class for summer school via the Virtual Learning Environment powered by D2L’s Brightspace.
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Improving the Student Experience
Presenter: Trevor Martin (LKDSB)
Brightspace is highly customizable and this can be leveraged to improve the experience for students. Join us to look at ways to edit the navigation bar and homepage as well as using activity feed and announcements to engage students and provide a streamlined course experience.
Brightspace Capture – Capture Your Screen, Captivate Your Audience
Presenter: Dave Gomes (GECDSB)
Using Brightspace Capture (free, installable for Mac or PC), you can capture your screen recordings (online or offline), load in videos, or host live Capture sessions which share directly into Brightspace. Grab the embed code or download the MP4 afterwards.
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Video conferencing tools for use in the VLE
Presenter: Michelle Booth (WCDSB)
In this session, participants will learn how to leverage the different video conferencing tools available to use in conjunction with the VLE. Participants will receive an overview on Virtual Classroom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet and how to use these tools to engage students.
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Not Your Mother’s Brightspace!
Presenter: Carey Eldridge (LKDSB)
What’s new in Brightspace?
Haven’t used Brightspace in a while? Find out what’s changed since the last time you were in Brightspace/D2L. Explore the options in Activity Feed, Assignments, Annotations, Rubrics and the various ways to use Video Note. Brightspace has become more streamlined and easy to use.
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Using the Grades Tool in Brightspace
Presenters: Carrie Huffman (Ministry of Education) & Paul Hatala (Ministry of Education)
Using the Grades tool this summer and want some help getting started? Or do you want to refresh your knowledge of the Grades tool? This session will walk you through some of the considerations when setting up Grades and how to align this tool with Growing Success and the content in your course.
Watch part A nowUsing the Grades Tool in Brightspace Part A
Watch part B nowUsing the Grades Tool in Brightspace Part B
Assessment & Evaluation in the VLE
Presenter: Andrew Bieronski (WRDSB)
The Virtual Learning Environment has recently launched some fantastic assessment and evaluation tools via D2L’s Brightspace platform. This session will introduce you to the Assignments tool, which enables you to create a variety of ways to collect student work and the built-in Annotations tool to give dynamic and effective feedback to students. It will also introduce you to the Rubrics tool, where you can create rubrics and attach them to your assignments, and the Portfolio tool, which allows students to easily share their learning with you in a variety of ways and formats.
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Engaging Video Tools (VideoNote & Video Assignments)
Presenter: Jeff Allison (HWDSB)
Let’s look at how to use Video Tools in your course. Want to provide a personal video message to introduce the learning? How about providing a video instruction on how to complete a task that’s tripping up your students? Any chance you want to try doing a video assignment in place of a typical file submission assignment? If you said yes to any of these questions, please sign yourself up for this session!
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